Songs about Witchy Women, Gypsy Girls and Mysterious Females

Gypsy’s Tramps and Thieves – Cher -1971

Witchy Woman – The Eagles – 1972

Evil Woman – ELO – 1976

Black Magic Woman – Santana – 1970

Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac – 1976

Devil Woman – Cliff Richard – 1976

Delilah – Tom Jones – 1968

Lady in Black – Uriah Heep – 1971

Year of the Cat – Al Stewart – 1976

Eloise – The Damned – 1985

Layla – Eric Clapton (Derek and the Dominos) – 1970

Lady in Black Remix – Ken Hensley – 2003

You’re the Devil in Disguise – Elvis – 1963

Day Tripper – The Beatles – 1965

Fast Movin’ Train – Restless Heart – 1990

Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin – 1999

Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra – 1957

Bewitched – Steve Lawrence

Raggle Taggle Gypsy – Derek Ryan – 2013

The Gypsy’s Wife – Leonard Cohen – 1979

If anyone can think of other songs on this theme they like feel free to share. πŸ™‚

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14 thoughts on “Songs about Witchy Women, Gypsy Girls and Mysterious Females

  1. One of my favorites for this time of year is “Little Red Riding Hood” by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs. Not to mention another Tom Jones classic: “Daughter Of Darkness”.
    And speaking of Tom Jones: a guy goes to the doctor and says, “Every time I pass the place I grew up I sing ‘The Green Green Grass of Home’ and every time I pass a cat I sing ‘What’s New Pussycat?'”
    The doctor says, “It sounds like you’ve got Tom Jones syndrome.”
    The guy says, “I’ve never heard of that. Is it rare?”
    “It’s not unusual.”

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  2. what a great collection of songs; I just heard Evil Woman on the radio today. I’ve always enjoyed Year of the Cat, but I guess I never listened to the lyrics too closely since I’m not sure how it fits in with your other songs. I’m looking forward to giving a few of these songs a listen later today.

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  3. You need to listen to the lyrics of the Year of The Cat. But beyond that. also the meaning of the song. Al Stewart said it was about a busy businessman who is on a flight to an exotic location when his plane makes an unexpected stop. He leaves and encounters a beautiful woman.

    He then misses the next flight and there won’t be another for a considerable time. He realises on meeting this “Mysterious Woman” his life is profoundly changed. This time coincides with the Astrological Year of the Cat. It’s all about fate and chance and the type of events that would lead us to a whole new way of life.

    “By the blue tiled walls near the market stalls
    There’s a hidden door she leads you to
    These days, she says, I feel my life
    Just like a river running through
    The year of the cat

    While she looks at you so cooly
    And her eyes shine like the moon in the sea
    She comes in incense and patchouli
    So you take her, to find what’s waiting inside
    The year of the cat”

    So Year of the Cat fits because it’s about a man’s encounter with a very Mysterious woman who totally captivates him. In The Year of The Cat.

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